Category Archives: For Fun

From Wes to the Real World: Edith Zimmerman

Edith Zimmerman ’05’s  self-selected career highlights include partying with Chris Evans then writing about it for GQ, grilling an elevator expert about the paranormal for New York Magazine‘s entertainment blog, and mocking the people who write in to women’s magazines.  … Continue reading

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Happy National Day on Writing!

Did you guys know that today is the National Day on Writing? (Neither did we until a few minutes ago. Oops.) Anyway, in recognition of the fact that writing is becoming an ever-increasingly important aspect of the lives of countless … Continue reading

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Read…and then Submit!

Whenever I need a break from reading for class (which tends to be often) I love to browse through these websites, which offer short, insightful stories and articles.  The best part is that even though they offer content written by … Continue reading

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Author blogs!

I’m certainly no expert on author blogs, but I’ve found a few I thought I’d share. Read a few posts from the blogs listed below and you’ll find mediatations on procrastination, shameless friend- and self-promotion, personal reflections on 9/11, research methods, weather updates, … Continue reading

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Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale!

 If you’ve never been to one of the book sales in the lobby of Olin, you’re in for a real treat! This Saturday the Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale returns to Olin with over 3,000 books! At the … Continue reading

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Autumn is a lovely time for writing

Tomorrow is October. Yeah. Take a moment to process that. Even though the leaves haven’t really started changing yet the weather still seems to think it’s summertime, October marks the start of fall! Well, technically fall actually started on the … Continue reading

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Fun Friday Writing Prompt

It’s finally Friday! What better way to kick back and celebrate the start of the weekend than with a fun writing prompt? Pick up the closest book to you. Not your favorite, not the one you’re currently reading, but the book … Continue reading

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Six Word Stories

What do Ernest Hemingway, Joss Whedon, and William Shatner have in common? They’ve all written a six word story – and so can you! The concept is deceptively simple: write a whole story using just six words. The results? Often hilarious, … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Roundup: 9.9.11

Am I the only one who is having trouble believing that classes have only been in session for one week? Things have been so busy, it feels like so much longer! Well, if you don’t have any homework to do … Continue reading

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Summer Booklists (Because Summer’s Not Over…Yet)

You know how in June, everyone gets super excited about summer reading? I’m not talking about assigned reading for high school (which, unfortunately, is so often boring), but rather about those suspenseful, scandalous, oddly addicting books that publishers bring out … Continue reading

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